Yesterday I lost a tooth . On the way to office one of my front teeth which had been capped about 8 years ago suddenly waggled . Having reached office I called up my dentist . The guy wouldn't pick up his phone till I sms ed him that my tooth was coming loose whereupon he called me to his chamber ASAP .
He hummed and hawed and cemented it with dentist's cement - I don't know what it is called . It waggled the whole day and kept bumping against my upper lip. I am not sure how I got through the day . Hungry as 2 horses I could barely manage my dinner and the damned thing just popped out . I cannot express my relief at seeing the horrendous thing in my hand . I had quite forgotten the fiendish torture I had had t undergo. Root canal treatment over maybe ten sitting , five for each tooth . Then the tooth was filed and sharpened to fit it inside the cap - a ghoulish thing made of steel and ceramic and screwed to the bridge with a miniature brass screw - crowned so to say . The damned thing is too heavy for my old gums which explains why it caved in .
The upshot is now I am without one front tooth . I cannot laugh as I love to do , nor can I talk or yell because the words slip trough . I cannot bite my lip or nails and I feel a strange pain in the space where my tooth used to be . When I bare my teeth I look like the fiends in the horror serials on Star One . I have to wait till the 30th because my dentist has scarpered and let me tell you it is extremely difficult to say any words with "f' and 'v' because they slip through so although I had to I could not say
The F word ( which is a good thing )
Also I went around with an A4 sheet held in front of my mouth . I cannot look at myself in the mirror and I have to practise talking with my head down
And all because I didnt go the dentist in time ...